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As Indigenous language classes move online, students discover new ways to connect with elders


August 27, 2020

Learning a language over the internet may not sound ideal.

But for some students in North Island College's (NIC) Indigenous language program, the change has led to a unique, virtual relationship between them and local Indigenous elders.

The designated "elder-in-residence" works with class instructors by answering student questions, offering context behind certain words and aiding with pronunciation.


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